"Sn" to "Sq" Obituaries
From Canandaigua Chronicle 31 January 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Sophia
Snedeker, widow of the late A. M. Snedeker, who died at her home
north of this village on the Coonsville road at midnight on Monday
evening, January 22d, was held from her late home at two o'clock on
Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Joseph Weston, pastor of the Manchester
Baptist church, officiating, and interment followed in Brookside
Cemetery, Shortsville. She was born in the town of Manchester seventy
years ago, and had lived in the house where she died for the past forty
years. One son and four daughters survive: William Snedeker, who lives
on the homestead; Mrs. Mary A. Henry of Palmyra; Mrs. Nettie L. Smith
of Montana; Mrs. Clara Farnsworth of East Palmyra; and Miss Jennie
Snedeker of Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1895
Carl Snell, aged 26 years, residing one mile outside the
southwestern limits of the village, died
this morning at 4 o'clock, of consumption. Mr. Snell lived with
his mother, being an unmarried man, and for months back had been
unable to do any work. He was well-known in Geneva, and had many
friends here. A few years ago he ran a milk wagon in the village, but
of late had been employed in the country. The funeral will be held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the interment will be made in
From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1877
Another old soldier "gone to the front!" Henry Snelling, once
a drummer in Her Majesty's service, and who since he left it has oft
beat time to the music of the Union in "Sweet America," has at length
been summoned to respond to Death's Reveille. After a few weeks' illness
during which he suffered most intense pain, he "passed to the front."
Everybody had a kind word for uncle Snelling on meeting hime and being
honored by his military salute, and many a one will feel a touch of sadness as he hears of his passing away.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1943
Mrs. Ella Sniffen of Oak street died this morning at the Geneva
General Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of the late
Lee Sniffen. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma White of Kalamazoo,
Michigan; Mrs. Mary Banks of Elmira; Mrs. Cora Cronk of Geneva; one
son, Harry Sniffen of Elmira; one granddaughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dutcher of
Poughkeepsie; and several nieces and nephews.
From Newark Union 5 May 1900
Mr. John Snitzel died at his home here Wednesday afternoon. About
two week previous to his death, he contracted a heavy cold, which
terminated in brain fever. Deceased came to Orleans from Wayne county
about eight years ago and purchased the evaporator store, etc.,
formerly owned by G. R. Estey and later by W. B. Wall. He engaged quite
extensively in the apple business and evaporated large quantities every
season. He was well-known throughout Ontario and Wayne counties and had
many friends wherever he was known. Deceased was a member of the G. A.
R. and served in the civil war. He was honored and respected by his
neighbors and friends and loved by his family. He was generous and
open-hearted and did all in his power to build up the place and help
others who were needy. Deceased is survived by a wife, son and
daughter, Charles and Ada Snitzel, of this place; one brother, Charles
Snitzel, of Marion; two sisters; and his parents who reside at Newark,
N. Y. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon
at one o'clock. Interment at the Orleans cemetery. The afflicted family
have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this, their dark hour of
From Phelps Citizen 24 August 1905
The death of Charles W. Snook occurred early Monday morning,
after a brief illness, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, at
Orleans. His age was 58 years and he was for many years a resident of
Orleans where he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He is
survived by two sons who reside in the eastern part of the State. The
funeral was held from the Orleans Baptist church yesterday afternoon,
at two o'clock, the Rev. R. D. Fish officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 30 March 1900
Robert Snook, aged 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Snook,
died at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe Baker, 500
Exchange street, last week Thursday. The cause of death was
aenemia, induced, it is thought, by over-study. His health had
been failing for about a year, but he continued his studies until about
a month ago, when increasing weakness compelled him to stop.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918
Naples, N. Y. - Monday night, about 11 o'clock, George R. Snooks passed
away at his home near this village, after a few weeks' illness. He was
born in Canadice on August 26, 1849, a son of David and Sophia Snooks.
On October 29, 1874, he married Miss Emma Palmeter, who survives, with
one son, Herbert. He had spent his entire life in Ontario county.
Funeral services were held yesterday at the home in charge of Rev. C.
C. Penfold, with burial in Rose Ridge.
From Geneva Courier 18 April 1877
Mrs. Anna Snow, widow of the late William Snow, died on Saturday
morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Teal, on Exchange
street, in the 84th year of her age. Mrs. Snow was the oldest member of
the Methodist Episcopal church of this place. Her husband was one of
the pioneer preachers in this part of the country. The funeral was held
at the Methodist Episcopal church, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. W.
Published in the Finger Lake Times Thursday September 8,
Geneva - Howard Avery Snow, 92, of Carrollton, Ga, formerly of Stone
Mountain, died last Saturday in Georgia. He was the father of Bernard Snow of
Geneva. The funeral was Monday at the chapel of the Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton,
Dr. Charles E. Wilson, Jr., officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery,
Geneva. Mr. Snow was a native of New York State. He was a member of Melrose Park
Methodist Church and was a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myra Cross Snow; two daughters, Mrs Gertrude
Frymire of Kennesaw, Ga, and Mrs. Cora Chavoustie of Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla; one son, Bernard Snow of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Lena Crook of Los
Angeles, Calif; 26 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and several great
great grandchildren. (Burial Little Church Cemetery, Hall, NY)
Many thanks to Dan Huggins for this donation.
Finger Lake Times Monday January 26, 1981
Geneva - Mrs. Myra Cross Snow of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of New
York State and Florida, died Saturday. She was the mother of Bernard
Snow of Geneva. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at the chapel of
the Johnson-McPherson Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ga. The Rev. Jack Taylor
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Activities
Fund of the Boddy Nursing Center, Woodstock, Ga., 30188.
Mrs. Snow was a former past matron of the Waterloo, N.Y. Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star and she was a Methodist. Surviving besides
her son are two daughters, Mrs. Cora Chavoustie of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., and Mrs. Gertrude Frymira of Dadeville, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; a
number of great grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces
Many thanks to Dan Huggins for this donation.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1910
The remains of Samuel C. Snow, who was a resident of this
city for more than 50 years, were brought here this morning on the
10:58 train from Shortsville, where his death occurred yesterday
afternoon at the home of his son, William Snow. The deceased, who was
85 years of age, has been in feeble health for a number of years. He
resided here until six weeks ago, when he removed to Shortsville with
his son. The deceased is a son of the late Rev. William Snow, who was
the first pastor of the Methodist church of this city. Besides his son,
he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Darling, of New York. Upon
arrival here the remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Devaney
& Fletcher, and this evening will be taken to the home of Miss
Minnie Haight of 29 Park Avenue. The funeral will take place on
Saturday at a time and place to be arranged later. Burial will be the
family plot in the Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 6 July 1871
Died, in Geneva, on the morning of July 6th, after a long
illness, Rev. William Snow, in the 88th year of his age.
Funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday next.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1935
Mrs. Nicholetta Snowney, wife of Fred Snowney, died at the family
home, 63 Middle street, last night after a short illness. Besides
her husband, she leaves three sons, Joseph, Anthony and Frank, all of
Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Disalli and Mrs. Anthony Pollino
and Mrs. Joseph Azzarillo of Geneva; one brother, Joseph Terarronova of
Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Anthony DiPino of St Martin's, Italy. The
funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family
home on Middle street and 9 o'clock at St. Francis deSales church.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1942
Mrs. Alice Van Kirk Snyder, of 72 Monroe street, died at the Geneva
General Hospital last night after a long illness. She is survived by
her husband, Dr. Frank H. Snyder; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth W. Moeller
of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Mary VanKirk Trowbridge of Himrod, New
From Ontario County Times 9 June 1886
Reed's Corner, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte, wife of Charles Snyder,
son of George Snyder, of this place, died in Geneva last Saturday
evening. A piece of egg lodged in her throat and she suffocated,
causing death immediately.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1905
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Cornelius Snyder, a farmer living on the
middle road to Naples, died from the effects of sunstroke on Monday
after an illness of about 10 days. Mr. Snyder came to the farm where he
died, in company with his father, nearly 40 years ago, and came into
possession of the farm about 1880. He was a kind neighbor and his
influence was ever on the side of right. His age was about 58 years,
and he leaves a wife, one son, one daughter, and a brother.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1945
Cornelius Snyder, 73, died at his home at 5 Park avenue this
morning, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Anna,
son Major L. D. Snyder, with the U. S. armed forces overseas; three
daughters, Mrs. Orlo Snyder, Sharon Springs, N. Y>; Mrs. Albert
Eaton, Geneva, Mrs. Ralph Chapman, Syracuse; three brothers, Arthur,
Connecticut, Nicholas, Cherry Valley, and George of South Valley, N.
Y.; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - After many months of patient suffering, Mrs. Ella Saunders Snyder passed
away late Tuesday night at her home on South Main street. Death was due
to cancer. Mrs. Snyder was one of five children of William and Lydia
Saunders and was born in Italy fifty-two years ago. On Nov. 2, 1877,
she married Jesse Snyder, and since then had lived the greater part of
the time in Rushville and vicinity. She was a faithful member of the
Congregational church, and was held in high esteem. She is survived by
her husband, Jesse Snyder; four sons and one daughter, William of
Kokoma, Ohio, Fred of Auburn, Charles, who recently resigned his
position in the Agricultural department at Albany, Frank and Mrs. Cleo
Slack of Middlesex. The funeral services will be held from the
Congregational church this afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the
From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888
The notice of the death of George Snyder which is found in
another column of this paper marks the passing away of one who leaves
few contemporaries in the town of his birth surviving him. Born in
June, 1811, except for a short interval in his early manhood, he has
continuously been a resident of this county. For upwards of forty years
he has personally managed the farm upon which he resided at the time of
his death. Active
and energetic by nature, he found in the cultivation and management of
farm with which his memory will be associated, opportunity for the
of those qualities which made him one of the model farmers of the town
Gorham. Promptness, decision and absolute integrity characterized his
life. A certain positiveness of assertion and an occasional brusqueness
of address served but to emphasize the whole soul kindness of the man.
No one in real distress appealed to him in vain and there is not one of
his neighbors that has not in kindest personal memory his heartfelt
and helpful words and deeds.
From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1916
From Woodlawn chapel yesterday was held the funeral services of Mrs. Georgetta McClure Snyder, aged
48 years, whose death occurred at Memorial hospital of pneumonia on
Monday evening. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. There survive her
husband, R. William Snyder; and four children, Harold, Darwin, Dorothy
and Kenneth of Hopewell; a sister, Mrs. Harriet C. Denton of
Canandaigua town; and one brother, of Dayton, O. Interment was in
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 April 1916
Canandaigua, April 24 - Standing beside the buggy in which his young woman friend was seated, Herman Earl Snyder drank
the contents of a 2-ounce bottle of carbolic acid tonight and then
handed the girl the bottle with the remark "I have taken it. It is
carbolic acid." The girl thought he was fooling and simply threw the
bottle away, but he immediately showed signs of illness and was dead
before physicians could reach him. Snyder was 27 years old, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Snyder, who live a mile south of Canandaigua
on the lake shore road. He was employed by Town Superintendent of
Highways Atwater. Late this afternoon he drove in his father's home
with Janet Forbes who lives near McMillan Corners, but who is employed
in the Clark Manor House. When in the back yard ready to start for home
about 8:30 this evening, he left the girl in the buggy alone for a
minute and when he returned had the bottle with him. Doctors Brockmyre
and Buell were called but the man was dead before they reached there.
Coroner Alfred W. Armstrong was called and decided that an inquest was
unnecessary, calling it a plain case of suicide. No motive for the
action is known. Miss Forbes said that they had had no quarrel and she
could think of no reason. It is said that about a year ago he tried to
commit suicide with horse liniment. The acid was in a 2-ounce bottle
purchased at Paul's drug store in Canandaigua but whether the bottle
was full or not is not known.
From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1889
Saturday afternoon John Snyder, of the firm of Norton
& Snyder of Victor, while near a gang of buzz saws in the mill, was
struck in the abdomen by a flying piece of timber. He was taken to his
residence suffering great pain, and died from the effects of his
Tuesday. Mr. Snyder was one of the most prominent citizens of Victor.
From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1919
The funeral services of John Snyder, aged 70 years, of
Canandaigua town, whose death occurred on Friday were held at Ahrens
and Breen's on Monday afternoon, Rev. George E. Finlay officiating.
There survive his widow; a son, T. Elgin Snyder of Parma; two
daughters, Mrs. William Klinke of Rochester and Mrs. Floyd Brockelbank
of Holcomb; three brothers and four sisters, Ira Snyder of New York and Seegar and Norilus Snyder, Mrs.
Charles Ellsworth, Mrs. Minerva Ellsworth, Mrs. Anna Knox and Mrs.
Marshall Ward, all of Kingston, Ont. Interment was in West Avenue
From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1883
Victor, N. Y. - We have a very meager account of the sudden death
of Mr. Joseph Snyder, a highly respected citizen of Victor,
who was found dead in his bed last Friday morning, June 29th. He was
feeling as well as usual the night before. He had at times complained
of pain in the chest, but nothing serious was thought of it. The
doctors concluded that he came to his death from heart disease. Mr.
Snyder had resided in Victor for forty years. He was a member of the
Universalist church. Two years ago his wife died. He left one son and
From Ontario County Times 24 August 1881
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Josiah Snyder departed this life last
Monday morning. She was a sister of the late Peter S. Bonesteel, and a
lady highly respected. She will be missed by her many friends. A
husband and three children mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907
Lewis C. Snyder, seventy years of age, died at 10 o'clock this
morning at his late home, No. 21 Main street. The deceased was born in
Ontario, Canada, and came to the States in his youth. He had
lived in Geneva a considerable portion of his life. Besides a widow, he
is survived by
four sons, Charles D. of New York; Hassan S. and Otto F. of Geneva and
William R. of Syracuse. Burial Glenwood Cemetery
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 May 1937
Victor - Funeral services for Martin VanBuren Snyder, 92,
last of this village's G. A. R. veterans, who died Sunday, will be
tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the family home in Covil Street. Members of
James Cooks Post, American Legion, will confer military honors at
burial rites in Boughton Hill cemetery. A lifelong resident of Victor,
Mr. Snyder served with Company K of the 154th New York Volunteer
Infantry for the duration of the conflict between the states. His
health had declined steadily during the past year. Surviving are five
daughters, Mrs. Hattie M. Aldrich, Mrs. Miriam J. Plumb and Mrs.
Lillian S. Rose of Victor; Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtugh, Idaho, and
Mrs. Henry Reeve of Henrietta; and four sons, Homer and Josiah K.
Snyder of Victor; Charles H. Snyder of Canandaigua and Ira Martin
Snyder of Livonia.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 November 1930
Mrs. Martin Snyder entered into rest at her home on Covell street,
Victor, N. Y., Nov. 17. She is survived by her husband and nine
children: Mrs. William I. Aldrich, Mrs. Marion J. Plumm, Mrs. Lillian
J. Rose, Homer E. and Josiah E., all of Victor; Charles H. of
Canandaigua, Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtough, Idaho; Mrs. Henry Reeve
of Henrietta, and Ira Martin Snyder of Canadice. Funeral from the late
home Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. Burial at Boughton Hill cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 10 January 1913
The death of Mrs. Mary Robinson Snyder occurred at her
home near Port Gibson last week Monday morning, after an illness of
several months. She was born on April 25, 1841, in Manchester and was a
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, of Manchester. She is
survived by her husband and several small children. The funeral was
held from her late home the following Thursday afternoon and the
interment was made in the cemetery at Port Gibson.
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1887
Suicide of a Gorham Lady - On Thursday last Mrs.
Olive Snyder, of Gorham, disappeared from the home of George N.
Reed, of the town of Waterloo, where she was visiting, and no trace of
her could be found. Of
the subsequent developments the Waterloo correspondent of the Rochester
says: "Handbills were circulated advertising the fact, and a full
description of the dress and appearance of the lady were given.
It was known that her mind had become somewhat affected and it was
supposed that she had wandered off without
any definite aim or place in view. Many, however,
were of the opinion that she had made way with herself, and on Saturday
it was strongly hinted that the canal should
be searched. On Sunday there was a number who volunteered to
examine the canal west of the village and the party
was well provided with boats and poles. Shortly after 1 o'clock
p.m. the unfortunate woman's body was found a short distance above the
Emmett quarry. At a point less than
one hundred feet further up the stream her hat was found, which had
floated under the edge of the bank. The body was found
a short distance from the place where the victim fell into the
water. It was evidently a case of suicide, although some think
may have fallen into the canal by accident. Coroner Bellows did
not think it necessary to hold an inquest. The remains
were well preserved although having been in the water three days.
Mrs. Snyder was the former Miss Kittie Reed and was a handsome and
prepossessing young woman of about twenty-three years of age. She
had previously made her home at Waterloo, and resided also some time at
Geneva. There are various
opinions as the cause of her insanity, some attributing it to religious
excitement and others to other causes. The remains were
removed to Gorham, Ontario county, on Monday for burial." Mrs. Snyder
was well known in Geneva, where she had made many
by her lady-like appearance and social qualifications. The
unfortunate affair produced a profound sensation here, expressions of
regret and sorrow being heard on all sides.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1910
Otto P. Snyder, aged 42 years, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock
at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Snyder, No. 21 North Main
street. For many years the deceased was a commercial traveler for
Armour & Co. and later for the Patent Cereals Co. of this city.
About a year ago, he was obliged to give up his position owing to ill
health, having suffered a stroke of paralysis. During the year he
suffered another stroke and on Friday of last week still another
stroke, which was the cause of his death. He was a member of the
Masonite Blue Lodge of this city, of the Odd Fellows' Lodge of Chicago
and the Commercial Travelers' Association of Utica. His survivors are
his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Snyder; one son, Lewis E. of Chicago; three
brothers, Charles of New York, George W. of Malone, N. Y., and Hassan
S. Snyder of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the home of his mother, Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of
the Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood
From Phelps Citizen 28 August 1890
Mrs. J. V. Peacock of this place was called to Shortsville last week by the sudden death of her father, Peter Snyder, on
Wednesday, the 20th. Mr. Snyder, who was about 70 years of age, was
apparently in his usual health up to the time of his death which is a
great shock to the family.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Philip Snyder, aged 87, who was taken to Willard
Hospital about two weeks ago, died at that institution yesterday. The
remains will be brought to Phelps and the funeral services held at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. John Wolvin, Sunday.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1914
Rushville, N. Y. - Tuesday night, in her late home in Gorham, occurred the death of Mrs. Phoebe Snyder, aged
92 years. She was born in New Jersey, but came to Gorham when a child.
She was the last of a family of five children of William and Mary
Hendrickson Hankinson. In 1844 she married Wilhelm Snyder of Gorham.
She leaves three sons, Myron and Oliver Snyder of Gorham, and Willard
Snyder of Reed Corners. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with
interment in Gorham Cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 14 January 1902
Mrs. Richard Snyder died at her home on the corner of Genesee
street and LaFayette avenue early last Thursday morning, from a stroke
of paralysis occurring a few days before, Monday we believe. She was
aged about eighty. She was one of our oldest residents, but since the
death of her husband had spent much of her time with her married
daughter in Syracuse. Besides this daughter, she had two sons. Her
husband was an old-time hardware merchant and tinsmith, quite well off
at the time of his death so that his widow was comfortably provided for.
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1883
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sophronia Snyder, relict of the late L. P.
Snyder, of this place, died on Saturday last. She was living with her
brother and sister, Mr. George Clark and Miss Clark, both of whom were
very sick at the time of Mrs. Snyder's death, and are still. They are
all somewhat advanced in years, Mrs. Snyder being 69. Her remains were
taken to Pembroke for burial. A
brother from Grand Rapids, Mich., Mr. John C. Clark, is now here
attending to the wants of the sick ones.
From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1900
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of W. H. Snyder was held
from his late home on Saturday afternoon. Rev. I. B. Hyde, of Millport,
officiated. Rev. J. Erwin Wilson and Rev. W. A. Reed assisted. Mr.
Snyder had been a resident of this village for many years. He was born
Aug. 28, 1820, and died Nov. 15, 1900. Until about six months ago he
had always enjoyed good health. A widow and three sons, Willard, Myron
and Oliver, all of this place, survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - After a long and painful illness, Mrs.
passed away on Saturday last. The funeral was
attended from the home on Monday, interment being made at Gorham.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Snyder leaves a daughter, three sons and
hosts of warm friends to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1906
William C. Snyder, aged 48 years, died at his home at Victor
on Monday. He had been ill with typhoid fever for three weeks. Mr.
Snyder was a blacksmith of unusual ability and was a genial and
respected citizen. His wife and one daughter survive.
From Victor Herald 2 January 1903
Francinch Sobezos, a Polock, died of pneumonia in Victor, Saturday
morning, aged 48 years. Sobezos was a native of Poland and had lived in
this country twenty years. For the last two years he had lived in
Victor. He was buried Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 August 1896
Mr. John W. Soden, a dealer in sewing machines, died at
his residence on Main st. near head of Seneca st. on Monday last, aged
about 60 years. He had been in feeble health for a long time,
suffering from disease of the digestive organs. He was a very genial
and companionable man, a pleasing conversationalist, and the very soul
of good humor. Since the hard times of '91-92 his business
seriously diminished and he made but a scanty living. He bore up
well under adversity both in business and ill health, hoping to the
very last for a change for the better, hopes realized, for his toils
and pains are buried with his emaciated body. Buried Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1902
Mrs. Julia Soden, widow of the late John W. Soden, died at 2
o'clock this morning, at her home, 152 Castle street. She had been a
resident of this city for fifteen years during which time she was a
member of First Methodist church. The deceased is survived by one
stepson, Murray Soden of this city. The funeral will
take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Rev.
C. E. Jewell will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1896
John Sollder, a moulder employed at the Phillips & Clark stove
works, died at his home on Jackson street at eight
o'clock, the 18th inst., of consumption, at the age of 46 years.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at St. Francis de Sales
church at 9 o'clock, and interment will be made at St. Patrick's
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 August 1940
Manchester - Mrs. Eva Toney and Mrs. Amelia Moses of this village mourn the death of their father, Joseph Solomon, 65,
of Geneva, which occurred at the General hospital in that city last
Wednesday, after an extended illness. The survivors are the widow, a
son, six daughters, two brothers and two sisters; also 18
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Monday morning from St. Felix Church
was held the funeral of Daniel Sommers, whose death occurred
on Saturday morning after an illness of many months. Mr. Sommers was
born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1828. When a child he went to England. He
had been a resident of this country 52 years and lived in this vicinity
for 48 years. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Andrew
J. Barry of this village, Mrs. Robert Connolly of Phelps, Mrs. Charles
Warfield, Mrs. Samuel Bingham and Mrs. John Keating of Rochester, also
one son, D. A. Sommers of this village.
Burial St. Agnes Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 6 August 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Byron Soule, who was born at Reed's Corners on
May 17, 1842, died at his home in this village Tuesday of cancer of the
face, caused by being trampled on by a team of horses last September.
The funeral will take place from the house, Rev. Hersey King
officiating. Mr. Soule was married to his present wife thirty years
ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Besides his wife he leaves two
daughters, Misses Beulah S. and Carmine M. Soule.
From Clifton Springs Press 18 July 1918
Mrs. Elizabeth Soule, who has been a resident of this village for
over forty years, died in Buffalo, N. Y., Tuesday, July 9, in the 72nd
year of her age. Funeral services were held at her late residence on
Hibbard Ave., Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Brown, of St.
John's Episcopal church, of Phelps, officiating. Interment was made in
the family lot in Clifton Springs cemetery. Mrs. Soule was a a member
of St. John's Episcopal church and leaves five sons and four daughters,
Albert, Will, Elmer and Eleanor of Rochester, Mrs. James Gorman of
Buffalo, Mrs. Max Mager of Little Falls, Mrs. John Griffin of Marcellus
and Chyler Soule of Silver Creek and Wesley Soule of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1906
Mrs. Jessie May Soule, wife of Clarence A. Soule, died in the
Hospital Friday morning after a three weeks illness with typhoid fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Soule came here from Geneva when the Memorial Hospital
opened and entered the employ of that institution. Mrs. Soule was a
faithful worker and her services were valuable to the institution. She
was aged 33 years and was a member of the local Chapter of the Eastern
Star. She is survived by her husband and two children, Clarence and
Marguerite; also two brothers survive. Funeral services were in charge
of the Eastern Star and were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in
the Ahrens & Breen undertaking rooms. Rev. L. T. Reed officiated.
Services were held in the Presbyterian church in Geneva Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 June 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hanna D. Soules, aged 88 years, died Friday
evening, the result of heart trouble. She is survived by one son and a
From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Wesley Soules, aged 79 years, died yesterday
morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate Smith, on Eagle street. He
had been in failing health for a long time. Mr. Soules was born in
Canada but had lived in Phelps for the past fifty years. Near surviving
relatives are his brother, Charles Soules, and a sister, Mrs. Kate
Smith, both of Phelps.
From Penn Yan Democrat 2 January 1925
Died, at Hall, Wednesday, December 31, 1924, George W. Southerland, aged
84 years. Mr. Southerland, who was a prominent farmer, had been ill for
some time. He is survived by two sons, C. V. Southerland of Rochester;
and Henry Southerland of Hall; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ritchie; and
Mrs. Minnie Stokle, both of Hall. The funeral will be held from the
home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. Sykes, of the
Congregational church, officiating. Interment in the Little Church
From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1901
Gorham, N. Y. - On Saturday night occurred the death of Jerome Southerland at
his home in this village. As reported a week ago, he was taken suddenly
ill while attending the public sale at John Clark's. He seemed to rally
and was removed to his home on Monday, but was taken worse on Wednesday
and from that time until his death his suffering was intense. Funeral
services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple, of the No.
9 church, assisted by Rev. W. A. Reed, officiating. A widow and one
son, and a sister, survive. Deceased was 69 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 October
Gorham, N. Y. - John Southerland, who had been sick for some time,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warner Cole, Thursday.
From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1911
The death of Mrs. Sarah Southerland, widow of Jerome P.
Southerland, occurred at the home of her son, Frank Southerland,
Washington street, on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Southerland suffered a
stroke of apoplexy at 12:30 o'clock, and died without regaining
consciousness two hours later. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel H. Clark, and was born in Benton on Jan. 26, 1834. Besides her
son, Frank C. Southerland, of this village, she is survived by one
brother, Frank Clark of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Dickerson and
Mrs. Jennie Pulver, both of Gorham; one granddaughter, Miss Leora
Southerland of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist church at Gorham. Rev. A. B.
Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Seneca, will officiate. A
short prayer service will be held from her late home at 10 o'clock.
From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Southgate, wife of
Thomas Southgate, died last week at her late residence, at the age of
62. Many friends from out-of-town were present at the funeral.
From Victor Herald 2 February 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Southgate, aged eighty-one
years, died at the home of his nephew, George Southgate, last
Wednesday, and was buried. Friday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates
officiating. Interment was made in the Rural Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 August 1907
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Wednesday about 12 o'clock
occurred the death of Thomas Southgate, aged 89 years. He is
survived by a wife, one son, George T. and one daughter, Mrs. George
Heath, and four grandchildren.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1912
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at the
home of Henry H. Knapp on West Main street will be held the funeral
services of the late Mrs. Betsey Southworth, whose death
occurred quite suddenly on Sunday afternoon. The burial will be made in
the Clifton Springs Pioneers' Cemetery, located between this village
and Shortsville. The Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Southworth was
the widow of the late John Southworth, and since her marriage to him
had lived in the vicinity of Manchester. She had lived for over a year
with her daughter, Mrs. Knapp, in Clifton Springs. Mrs. Southworth was
born in the state of Michigan 78 years ago but since her marriage had
live in Manchester and vicinity. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Henry H. Knapp, of Clifton Springs; one son, Charles Southworth, of
Canandaigua; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1936
Orleans, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma C. Southworth, of the town of Hopewell,
died Saturday in Canandaigua following a short illness. She was 75
years of age. Surviving are her husband, Charles; one son, John F. of
Canandaigua; one daughter, Mrs. Carl B. French, town of Farmington; a
brother, Fred Cross of Manchester; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Cross of
Albany; and one great-grandson, Sidney E. Southworth of Canandaigua.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late
home on the Orleans-Manchester road and 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist
church in Manchester with the Rev. Stephen Pratt officiating. Interment
was in Pioneer Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1895
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of John Southworth, a
farmer residing near this village, occurred on Friday of last week. The
funeral was held from the house on Sunday, the Rev. J. F. Pearse
officiating. Whitman Southworth of Grand Ledge, Mich., was in
attendance at his brother's funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1913
The death of Rush Spalsbury occurred at his home on Gibson
street early Tuesday morning. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr.
Spalsbury had been in feeble health for some time but was able to be on
the street on Saturday. He was born at Oaks Corners Feb. 23, 1843, and
later removed to Clifton Springs. He came to Canandaigua in 1881. He is
survived by his wife, one son, John R. Spalsbury of Alberta, Can.; and
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Copp of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Nancy
Blaisdell of Chicago, Ill. Rev. W. E. Searles officiated at funeral
services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1918
The death of Mrs. Almira Spangle of Seneca Castle occurred
last night at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Peck,
of that village. Besides one daughter, she leaves three grandchildren,
Mrs. F. A. Graves of Zion City, Ill., Miss Myra and Miss Henrietta Peck
of Geneva; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Paulina
Swartwood of Elmira. If Mrs. Spangle had lived until next Tuesday, she
would have been 91 years old. She was in fair health until Thursday
last when she had a stroke of paralysis which culminated in her death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock a the home
of Mrs. H. H. Peck. Rev. E. E. Grosh of the Presbyterian church of
Seneca Castle will officiate and interment will be in Chapman Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1910
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Spangle, wife of the late
George Spangle, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Brown of
Spangle street, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, at the advanced age of
79 years. The deceased suffered a shock about two weeks ago from which
she never survived. She had been a resident to this place for many
years and was highly respected and an earnest Christian woman. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Brown, with whom she had lived for
a number of years. The funeral was held from the late home Monday
afternoon. The interment was in Chapman Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1891
Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Spangle, relict of John Spangle,
Sr., died at the residence of her son, Philip, on Spangle street,
November 17th. If she had lived until the following Sunday her age
would have been 91 years. She was the oldest person in our town. "Aunt
Katy," as she was familiarly known, never before was sick enough to
call a physician and has always been very active and industrious. Too
much credit cannot be given to her sons, Philip and Simon, and their
estimable wives for the care and comfort given both their parents
during their declining years. The funeral was held at the
house and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Beardsley, of Seneca Castle. It
was largely attended by neighbors and friends.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1934
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Cynthia L. Spangle died last
night after a short illness. She was the widow of the late Wilson
Spangle. Mrs. Spangle was born Sept. 1, 1844. She leaves two grandsons,
Lyle Spangle of Williamsport, Pa., and Wilson of Fort Wayne, Ind. Mrs.
Spangle was a member of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. Private
funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock with the Rev. B. F. Butler officiating, assisted by the Rev.
David Sheldon of Number Nine church. Burial will be in the Chapman
Cemetery at Chapin.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Edward D. Spangle, one of Canandaigua's most
substantial business men, died suddenly of apoplexy yesterday
morning at his home on Bristol street. Other members of the family
the sound of a fall in his bedroom, and upon entering, found him
unconscious and partly dressed on the floor. Physicians who were
summoned declared that death had been instantaneous. An injury to a
limb, received in childhood, developed seriously a few years ago and
amputation was necessary. Mr. Spangle never fully recovered from the
shock, yet his impaired physical condition was not allowed to interfere
with his business activity and he was one of the most active merchants
of the village. For 25 years he had been in the jewelry business, and
the unusual drain upon his strength incident
to the holiday trade is supposed to have sapped his vitality. He was
in Seneca Castle on February 5, 1857. He came to Canandaigua as a boy
and engaged as clerk, later establishing himself in business with his
father, Z. Spangle, after whose death he became the sole owner of the
He was a member of the Methodist church and a genial friend and
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Matilda Gifford Spangle; one daughter, Miss
Spangle; two brothers, Willet M. Spangle, of this place, and Wilson J.
of Hopewell; also two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Boswell and Mrs. Clara
both of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1919
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Spangle was
held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. E. E.
Grosh, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Seneca Castle, officiating.
Interment was made in Chapman cemetery. Mrs. Spangle died on Sunday
morning at her home on Spangle street, of dropsy, aged 83 years. The
deceased has been in failing health for
some time, owing to advanced age. The deceased was the widow of the
late Simon Spangle. She is survived by one brotherr, Frank Fisher of
Geneva and a niece, Mrs. Charles Keith of Spangle street.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1922
Watson J. Spangle, age 69 years, died early Sunday morning at
his home in Spangle street, town of Hopewell. Death was due to a
cerebral which hemorrhage occurred the preceding evening while
walking home from work. Mr. Spangle was for a number of years a
resident of this city and was known throughout this section as an
organizer for the Maccabees. He was six feet, four inches in height and
weighed 340 pounds. He is survived by one son, Charles W. Spangle of
Jamestown; two daughters, Mrs.
G. Bronklehoof of Dunkirk, and Miss Elsie Spangle of Dunkirk; one
brother, W. E. Spangle of Syracuse.
The funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal Church, Hopewell
Centre, tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Chapin Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1886
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Zachariah Spangle was buried from his
late residence on Spangle street last Friday, aged 61 years. He had
lived nearly all his life on the same place, and by his quiet,
gentlemanly demeanor gained the respect and esteem of all with whom he
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 November 1900
The people of Canandaigua were shocked last evening upon hearing of
the death of Zachariah Spangle, a well-known business man and
respected citizen. His death occurred just as he had finished his
evening meal. He had been in his usual health, and was feeling well
when about five o'clock he left his place of business. He partook of
his supper and then started for another room, when he sank into a chair and
expired, death being due to apoplexy. He uttered a few incoherent
could not be understood. The deceased was born in Hopewell, December
1820, and was therefore almost 80 years of age. In his early life he
followed farming, and then for about 20 years he was a commercial
traveler. In 1884 he, with his son Edward, established the jewelry
store under the
firm name of Z. Spangle & Son. He is survived by a widow and five
children, Wilson J., of Hopewell, W. M., Edward and Mrs. Daniel Boswell
and Mrs. Stanley North of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from
late home in Clark street on Friday afternoon at one o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 29 July 1881
Geo. Spanton died Sunday night
last, after years of fearful suffering from disease of
the urinary organs. In early life the deceased was an employ in the old
Gazette office, when the establishment was owned by Scotten
& VanBrunt and Stow & Frazee. For
many years he served as janitor at Hobart College, and there
as elsewhere was punctual and faithful in the discharge of his
duties. In his humble sphere, he sustained the character of a good,
kind neighbor and useful citizen. His funeral took place last Wednesday
afternoon from Trinity Church, and his remains were buried in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1927
Mary Spanton, aged 75 years, died at her home, 242 Pulteney Street,
at 5:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. She is
survived by one daughter, Etta Spanton, of Geneva. The funeral will be
at 10:20 o'clock Friday morning at Trinity church. Rev. S. H. Edsall
will officiate. Interment will be at Glenwood.
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1877
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Sparks departed this life at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Burch, on Friday morning, March 9th,
aged ninety two years and eight months. The deceased had arrived
at ripe old age, and had enjoyed comfortable health until the last
year. For some time she had been nearly unconscious and finally
fell asleep to wake no more. Mrs. Sparks was well-known here,
having lived with her daughter sixteen years, and none knew her but to
respect and love her. In early life, she manifested an interest
in Christ and has striven to live an humble and consistent christian
ever since. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of
people on Sunday last. Rev. Hancock, of Hemlock Lake, conducted
From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1892
Academy, N. Y. - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Newton
Rogers, August 18, Mrs. Caroline Spauldin, widow of the late
Freeman Spauldin. Her maiden name was Caroline Foskette, and she was
born in Massachusetts May 28, 1806. Two sons and two daughters survive
her. She was one of the worthy mothers, whose precept and example were
always correct. She was president of the Ladies' Sewing Society during
the war; was a faithful and efficient officer, and contributed largely
to the surplus that was sent to our boys in the army. Rev. Mr.
Langworthy conducted the funeral services at the house Saturday
From Ontario County Times 25 December 1878
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - We have to record the death of Mr.
Geo. Speaker, aged 78 years. Mr. Speaker was an old resident,
having removed to this town over fifty years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of George A. Speaker,
who resided about two miles south of the village, occurred on
Wednesday morning of last week. He had been suffering from heart
trouble for a number of years, and for the last few months has been
confined to the house. His age was 60 years, and, besides a wife, he
leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred Wilson; and one son, George. He had been
a resident of this place for many years. The funeral services were held
at his late residence and were in charge of the A. O. U. W., of which
he had long been a member. Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiated.
The Convention at Work, Herkimer NY, July 1910
[a publication of the NY State Convention of Universalists]
On Friday evening, June 10, the release for which he waited cheerfully and with unclouded faith, came to Mr. Chauncey Price Spear,
at the residence of the Hon. William Parkhurst in Canandaigua, where he
had for some years made his home. Mr. Spear had attained the
great age of 91 years and three months. Until within a few weeks
of the end he had been in excellent health, moving about almost with
the light step of youth. During a large part of his life he lived
in Clifton Springs, where he was one of the original members of the
Universalist church of that village. He was well known in
denominational circles in Western N.Y., where his presence was expected
at all church gatherings. He had attended all the meetings of the
Ontario Associations, save one, for 71 years. Mr. Spear—“Uncle
Chauncey,” as nearly everybody called him, was an intelligent and
well-grounded Universalist, a man of faith, of great frankness, of a
fine strain of sentiment, kind-hearted, and a favorite with old and
young. He was gathered like a shock of corn, fully ripe, and the
religion to which he had borne witness in times that tried his soul,
supported him serenely and sweetly at sunset. His funeral was
attended from Mr. Parkhurst’s on June 11, by his pastor, the Rev. E. P.
Wood, assisted by his former pastor and attached personal friend, Dr.
I. M. [Isaac Morgan] Atwood.
Transcriber’s note: Chauncey Spear was director of the Ontario
County Almshouse in Hopewell for something like a decade. During
at least part of this tenure he condoned one specific shocking practice
of abusing his hapless “inmates” to ensure their obedience. This
practice was noted in the New York Herald of 20 Oct 1879, in an article
titled “Charity and Tyranny. The State Alms. Horrors of the Dark Cell
at Hopewell,” written by an unidentified investigative
journalist. It troubled me deeply to present the above
whitewashed obituary without at least a mention of this Uncle
Chauncey’s other side.
Karen Dau, Rochester NY (Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists)
From Phelps Citizen 1 February 1878
James Spear, for a long time a resident of this place, died at
Orleans, Jan. 17th. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. S. Corbin, in
the Baptist church at Orleans. Mr. Spear leaves a wife, two children,
Mrs. Henry Warner, of Orleans, and Theodore Spear of New York, and many
friends to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1881
On Thursday morning, as had been expected for some time, John
P. Spear, Esq., passed from earth at his home in Orleans, after a
long and painful sickness. A few years ago Mr. Spear was attacked with
paralysis, and since that
time has gradually grown worse, having been confined to his bed for
a number of months previous to his death. He was well-known in Ontario
county, having served several terms as Justice of Sessions and
filled other offices in his town faithfully and well, and his standing
as a man was such as to command the respect of all who knew him.
He was a brother of Mr. Chauncey Spear of Hopewell and leaves a
wife to mourn his death. The funeral services on Wednesday at the
church in Orleans were attended by a large number of relatives and
friends, Rev. Mr. Eastwood, of Clifton Springs, officiating. We do not
know Mr. Spear's exact age, but we understand it was upward of 60
From Naples News 23 February 1899
Mrs. Mary Spear died at her home in Clifton Springs Tuesday, aged
nearly 80 years. Mrs. Spear is the mother of our former townsman, John
S. Andrews, now of Canandaigua.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 November 1924
Phelps, Nov. 24 - Mrs. Mary B. Spear, 95 years old, died Sunday at
her home near Orleans, three miles southwest of Phelps, after an
illness of ten weeks. Except for infirmities due to a fracture of her
hip which she received about four years ago, Mrs. Spear had enjoyed
remarkably good health up to the time of her final illness. She leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Frances B. Warner, with whom she lived, and four
grandchildren, Belle W. Carr of Dayton, O., Earle M. Warner of Phelps,
Theodore H. Warner of Seneca Castle and Martha Hope Spear of Brooklyn.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Interment will be made in Sand Hill cemetery in the town of
From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1931
William Allen Spears, aged 77, died at his home, 26 Elm street,
yesterday morning following a short illness. He is survived by his wife
and two daughters, Mrs. Horton Rutherford of Lisbon, N. Y., and Mrs.
Charles Campbell of Geneva; also a half-brother, Henry Javall of Lisbon
and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home with the Rev. Fred T. Drewett of
the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1899
On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. Chauncey Speer at
her home in Clifton Springs, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mrs.
Speer was born in Glenville, Schenectady county in 1819, her maiden
name being Mary J. Smith. In 1841 she was married to Samuel Andrews,
who died in 1854. In 1865 she married Chauncey Speer who survives her,
as do also two children by her first marriage, John S. Andrews, Esq.,
and Mrs. William L. Parkhurst, both of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1915
Mrs. Olive Speer, aged 59. died at her home on Clark street early
Saturday morning, after a long illness. Deceased was born in Middlesex
and was the daughter of Nelson and Caroline Rice, one of the well-known
families of that section. She married Charles Speer on April 27, 1884.
They moved to Hopewell in 1896; in 1905 they moved to Canandaigua. Mrs.
Speer had been a patient sufferer for many months, and had submissively
resigned herself to her lot. She leaves her husband, Charles Speer, and
one sister; Mrs. Dora Homan, of Chapin; six children, four daughters,
Mrs. Callie Clark, Mrs. Daisy Zimmerman, Mrs. Nellie Christman, and
Miss Vivan Speer; and two sons, Warren and Ray Speer; and seven
grandchildren, all of Canandaigua; and many friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held at the home on Monday morning, Rev. G. E.
Finlay officiating. Burial was made at Overackers Corners near
From Ontario County Times 5 August 1874
Victor, N. Y. - Nicholas Spellan died, on Friday last, at his
residence in Victor, after a short illness. Funeral services on Sunday.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1902
Gilbert M. Spence died at the residence of his son,
E. Spence, in North Main street, shortly after noon today, aged 76
years. The cause of death was Bright's disease. The deceased had
been in poor health for some time, but was taken suddenly worse a week
ago. Mr. Spence was a well-known farmer of the Town of Seneca,
and was actively engaged in farming until four years ago, when poor
health compelled him to retire. He moved to this city shortly
after. The deceased was a member of First Methodist church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, C. E. Spence of this
city. The funeral arrangements
are not yet completed. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1904
After an illness of only two days with heart failure, Charles
P. Spencer, watchmaker at L. H. Barth's jewelry store, died at 9
o'clock last night at his home, No. 288 Castle street, aged sixty-five
years. The deceased was
born in Canisteo, worked in the Elgin, Waltham, and Fredonia watchworks
and came to this city in 1884. For sixteen years of his residence in
this city he was employed as watchmaker in the store of the late
R. S. Haight. Upon the death of Mr. Haight four years ago, Mr. Spencer
worked for a year for the Standard Optical company and then entered the
store of Mr. Barth. He is survived by his widow, mother, Mrs. Charles
A. Spencer, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. O. T. May of Geneva, and
Miss Ida Spencer of New York. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1905
Mrs. Charles A. Spencer, eighty-eight years
of age, died at 6:20 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. O. T. May, No. 62 William street. The deceased was the widow of
the late Charles A. Spencer, the celebrated optician, who was
instrumental in founding the Geneva Optical company. She was born in
Morrisville, N. Y., and came to this city with her husband in 1875. She
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. May and Miss Ida Spencer, of New
York city. The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. May at
5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of First
Methodist church officiating. The body will be taken to Canastota on
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1888
Canadice, N. Y. - Died on the 18th ult., after an illness of
some weeks, John W. Spencer in the 80th year of his age. A
widow and six children are left to mourn his death. Rev. Humphreys
preached the funeral sermon on Sunday at the M. E. Church.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1916
Mrs. Laura Cochran Spencer, aged 54 years, widow of Marcus R.
Spencer, passed away early yesterday morning at the home of her sister,
Mrs. James Vance, Fort Hill avenue, following a long illness. There
survive four daughters, Mrs. Claude Patchin of Rochester; Mrs. Albert
A. Moore, Misses Faye and Gladys Spencer of Canandaigua; three sisters,
Mrs. James Vance, and Mrs. Floyd Radley of Canandaigua and Mrs. Whitman
C. Smith of Centerfield; one brother, Clark Cochran of Centerfield; and
four grandchildren. The funeral services will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at West avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 April 1902
Canadice, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Lovina Spencer was
here yesterday at 2 o'clock. She lived in this town the greater part of
life, but had been with her daughter, Mrs. Lowery, of Honeoye, for a
years past. A large circle of friends mourn her loss. She was 76 years
age and leaves six daughters and one son.
From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1914
Marcus A. Spencer died suddenly at his home on Thursday
morning at about six o'clock. He was in his usual health when he
retired on Wednesday night and had worked up to 6 o'clock on that day.
Not responding to a call, Mrs. Spencer investigated and found him
breathing his last. Dr. Brockmyre was called and pronounced death due
to heart disease. Though Mr. Spencer had suffered a slight stroke in
March, he never complained and met the experiences of life with
cheerful resignation. For seven years he had been employed by Alexander
Davidson. Marcus Spencer was born in the town of Alma on March 2, 1853,
and came to Canandaigua when very young, since which time he had
resided here. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Laura Spencer; four daughters,
Mrs. Claude Patchins of Rochester, Mrs. Albert A. Moore, Miss Gladys
and Faye Spencer of Canandaigua; two brothers, William F., of Warsaw,
and E. B. Spencer of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. James L. Benson; and
his mother, Mrs. M. V. Spencer of Canandaigua. Three grandchildren also
survive. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Interment will be in West Avenue Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1897
Mary Murray Spencer - Mrs. Spencer has been suffering from an
attack of the grip but was apparently as well as ever last evening.
This morning at about the moment of her cousin's (see obituary of
Mrs. Mary M. Hopkins) demise, she was prostrated by a heart
trouble and at ten o'clock she died. Mrs. Spencer was about 67 years
of age and was the widow of Dr. T. Rush Spencer and leaves two
residing at Fort Mead, South Dakota, wives of Captain Ellis and Major
Wells of that post. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. H. L. DeZeng of this
city and a brother, Hamilton M. Peyton of Duluth, Minn.
From Ontario Republican Times 22 July 1863
On the 17th May, Prudence, the beloved wife of Orra Spencer,
the 70th year of her age. They were amongst the
early settlers of Canadice, and for forty-seven years had travelled the
journey of life together. Aunt Prudy will be long remembered for her
many social virtues, and her sympathies were ever enlisted in every
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1918
Geneva, Oct. 10 - The death of Mrs. Elenora Glover Spendlove, widow
of the late Edmond Spendlove, occurred this afternoon at her home, No.
68 North Main street, after a short illness. She is survived by her
son, Samuel K. Spendlove, one daughter, Mrs. Harold I. Rigby, and one
brother, William B. Knight, of this city; also one sister, Mrs. John
Woods of Hamilton, Canada. The funeral services, which will be private,
will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. David H.
Craver, of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be
in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 12 August 1874
SUDDEN DEATH -- Early last Wednesday evening, Mrs. Henry
Spendlove died very suddenly at her residence north end of Main
Deceased had long manifested symptoms of heart disease of a dropsical
and been treated for it by her physicians; but for a year past and
especially at a quite recent period, she appeared to family and friends
in better health and spirits than usual. At early candle light
she accompanied a little grandchild to an upper room to put him to
bed. While performing this filial office the first symptom of
speedy dissolution was experienced by her and she mentioned it to the
little one as a reason for leaving it so
soon. On descending the stairs she met her husband, who noticed
her agitation, and that her hand was placed convulsively over her
heart. She sank into
a chair on the front stoop; instinctively as it were opened her dress
at the breast as if to aid respiration, remarked
audibly and consciously that she believed her time had
come -- her countenance changed, and in a moment more her spirit passed
beyond the bounds of transitory things. Husband and daughter
essayed to ply her with stimulants in hopes of reviving her, but it was
Mrs. Spendlove was third daughter and fourth child of the late
C. Ruckel, a gentleman who came from New York in about the year 1835,
purchased and occupied what is now the Maxwell farm of 180 acres,
and indeed mostly within the village limits. The family was
one of culture and refinement, and ardent in their attachments to one
another and to the home circle. If the father had not been
in his appointment of an executor, his heirs would have enjoyed a
in receiving his or her allotted share of his ample estate. The
deceased, however, with that Christian resignation which pious parents
early instilled in her heart, yielded without murmur to the loss of
and brought up a large family to habits of industry and
She gave birth to fifteen children, all but two of whom were reared to
adult age, and eleven of whom still live to mourn the death of the most
tender and considerate of mothers. One son gave his life to his
during the great rebellion; two other sons served with equal bravery,
survived the shock of many battles to be the pride of fond parents and
honored by their fellow citizens; incidents referred to only for
that the sainted mother trained her children alike to principles of
and fidelity to all trusts. Mrs. Spendlove was a life-long communicant
of the Episcopal Church,
and lived and died strong in faith of the resurrection at the last day,
and of redemption through the blood of the Atonement. It was not
given her long to suffer -- and sudden as was the call from earth and
home, she was ready for the Angel Death. Her funeral was attended
Saturday last from St. Peter's Church, at 3
Daily Times 7 January 1902
Frederick A. Spengler died suddenly at the family residence, 236
Washington street, at 3:51 o'clock this morning, aged 29 years.
Mr. Spengler had been ill only a few days and his death was
entirely unexpected. The deceased was taken ill New Years
eve, when he was seized with violent vomiting spells. These
continued all night at half-hour intervals. The next day
Mr. Spengler was much improved, and he came down town. On Friday he
again became ill and Dr. T. D. Rupert was summoned.
The vomiting continued up to Saturday noon, when the patient seemed
somewhat better. He continued to improve up to 10 o'clock last night,
when he began to grow worse. Doctor Rupert
and DeLancey were summoned. The physicians, with Dr. John A. Spengler,
brother to the deceased, held frequent consultations up to the
time of Mr. Spengler's death. The deceased was conscious until a few
minutes before the end.
The physicians, Dr. Spengler said today, are at a loss to account for
the young man's sudden demise. There was no increase in temperature
during the illness. It is thought possible that the violent
vomiting may have weakened the internal organs so as to cause the
rupture of a blood vessel. Dr. Spengler is confident that death
did not result from heart failure. The deceased had been in excellent
health up to the time of his illness New Years day.
F. A. Spengler
was born in Geneva June 17, 1872. He received his early education
at the Geneva high school and afterwards entered the employ of the
Standard Optical Co. He remained with that firm eight years. For
the past three
years he had been associated in the optical business with
his brother, Dr. John A. Spengler, and at the time of his death he was
the treasurer and business manager of the Spengler Optical Co. The
deceased was a member of Ark lodge 33, F.
and A. M., and acted as organist of that order. He was choir
master of Universalist church, a member of the Geneva Choral Society,
and was well-known in local musical circles. The deceased is survived
by his wife, by two brothers, Dr. John A. Spengler
and Frank Spengler; by one sister, Miss Jennie Spengler, and by
his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Spengler. The funeral will take place from
the house at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. C. E.
Jewell, assisted by Rev. George Cross Baner, will officiate. Interment
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1918
Mrs. Mary Spenton, aged 90 years, wife of William Spenton of the
Lyons Road, just north of the city limits, died this morning about 8:30
o'clock. Mrs. Spenton suffered a stroke of paralysis last Saturday and
gradually failed until her death occurred. She is survived by her
husband, one son, Daniel H. Bennett of the Lyons Road; one daughter,
Miss Lottie Spenton, of Geneva; one brother, David Jaques of Cedar
Lake, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver of the North
Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be made in the
cemetery at Oaks Corners.
From Phelps Citizen 7 November 1878
Oaks Corners - The people of our vicinity were startled last Thursday afternoon by hearing of the death of Mrs. Leman Spier, which occurred the night before. The funeral was largely attended Friday afternoon at the house.
From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Peter Spike died at his home, north of
this village, on Saturday, aged 61 years. Three years ago he was
stricken with paralysis. Since then he has suffered three other shocks,
the last one on June 8. The funeral services were held on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. Harsey King officiating. His remains were taken to
Overacres cemetery for burial. Besides his wife, he leaves two
daughters, Mrs. George Watkins and Mrs. Leo Kilpatrick, both of Potter
Center; two sons, George of Vine Valley; and Barney of Canandaigua; one
brother, Frank of Oregon; and one sister, Mrs. M. J. Chaffee, who has
cared for him through much of his long illness.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1910
John J. Spillane of No. 55 Main street died Saturday evening at
6:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness resulting from a stroke of
paralysis. The deceased was about 30 years old. He was foreman in the
pattern department of the Phillips & Clark Stove Works up to the
time he was taken sick. Mr. Spillane was a member of the Veterans'
Association of the Thirty-Fourth Separate Co., also a veteran of the
Spanish-American War. He is survived by his widow and one son, Joseph;
his mother, Mrs. Thomas Spillane, and six brothers, Michael, Patrick,
Thomas, Philip, Daniel and Maurice, all of this city. The funeral will
take place from the house at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning and at 10
o'clock from St. Francis deSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1902
Thomas Spillane, a native of Bantry, Ireland, died at his late
residence, 44 North Exchange street, Saturday night, aged 77 years.
He came to Geneva from Ireland in 1888. He is survived by
his widow, one daughter and seven sons. The sons are Philip and
Patrick, both of Elizabeth, N. J.; Daniel, Morris, and John, of Geneva;
New York, and Thomas, a sailor aboard the U. S. cruiser, Albany, now in
Russian waters. The daughter is Mrs. Daniel Mahoney, of this
city. The funeral will take place from St. Francis de
Sales church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will
be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Victor Herald 11 April 1918
In the death of Albert E. Spitz, which occurred at his home
in this village on Thursday, April 4th, the town of East Bloomfield
lost one of its most exemplary and highly esteemed citizens. For over
sixty years he was a prominent figure in the business life of our
village and he also held several political offices to which he was
elected on the Democratic ticket. He was postmaster of East Bloomfield
under the administration of President Cleveland. Mr. Spitz held high
place in the affections of his brethren of the Masonic order and was
the oldest member of Milnor Lodge of Victor and one of the oldest
members of the order of the United States. He joined Milnor Lodge July
15, 1856. For many years, Mr. Spitz was the valued correspondent of the
Victor Herald. Albert Spitz was born in the town of Belasien, Duchy of
Baden, Germany, August 5, 1836. Early in life, he (illegible) with
revolutionary ideas and it was in 1849 that he and many others of his
way of thinking found the duchy becoming a dangerous place of residence
and immigrated to America. After spending some time with relatives in
Albany, Mr. Spitz came to Rochester and there took up the trade of
harness making. In 1855 he secured a position at his trade in Victor
and in 1858 came to East Bloomfield. After the death of his employed
here, a Mr. Judd, he established the business which, with the aid of
his son, William, he conducted until death called. About 46 years ago,
Mr. Spitz lost the use of(rest illegible).
From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert E. Spitz died at her home in
this village on Saturday after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Spitz
was possessed of a sunny hopeful disposition and during her long
residence here had endeared herself to all who came to know her. Mrs.
Phoebe Spitz, daughter of Philip and Magdalene Zimmerman, was born in
Graben, Grandduchy of Baden, Germany, December 10, 1831. In 1846 she
came with her parents to Rochester. Five years later she was m
Albert E. Spitz and came with him to East Bloomfield to reside in 1858.
Soon after taking up her residence here she was united with the M. E.
Church, of which she has been a devoted member. Hers was a consistent
life and all who came under her influence were the better for it. Her
death was the first break in the family circle. She leaves, beside her
husband, two sons, P. A. Spitz and W. F. Spitz, and five daughters,
Mrs. W. J. Sears of Creighton, Neb.; Mrs. A. J. Bill of Victor; Mrs.
Horatio Steele and Miss Mary Spitz, of this place; and Mrs. D. M. Gould
of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair of Henrietta, and Mrs.
Catherine Ellsheimer of Waterbury, Conn., and three grandchildren. The
funeral was held from her late residence on Monday at two o'clock, Rev.
A. A. Reavely officiating, assisted by Rev. L. M. Bristol. Interment
was in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1938
Gorham, Oct. 25 - Luther Spoor, one
of the last veterans of the Civil War in this vicinity, died Sunday
evening, October 23rd, at the home of his grandson, Clarence A. Spoor,
with whom he resided. Mr. Spoor was born in the town of Manchester,
Ontario County, January 21, 1845, a son of Richard Spoor. He was one of
13 children. Two sisters and one brother survived him. Mrs. Sarah
Gardner, Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Mae Raub, Newark, N. Y., and Ralph Spoor,
Port Byron, N. Y.; also ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors are his son, Ralph Spoor
of Stanley and Mrs. Rose Post of HImrod, a daughter.
At the age of 17,
he enlisted in Company L, 24th regiment, N. Y. Volunteer cavalry at
Auburn. Included in the enlistment were some 100 other youths. He served
all during the war and participated in many of the engagements. He
received his honorable discharge in 1865 and returned to Clifton Springs
where he married Alice (can't read) of Freesoil, Mich., who passed away in 1883.
Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home in Gorham
Wednesday, October 26th, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Gorham Cemetery.
Military Honors will be extended the veteran.
From Ontario County Times 14 July 1875
Died at his resident in Phelps, on June 25th, Hon. Asa Sprague.
The subject of this notice was born December 5th, 1788, in
Massachusetts, and removed to this state at an early age. He served in
the war of 1812, and was elected member of Assembly from the western
district of St. Lawrence county in the years 1829-30, 1839-40. He
afterwards held several offices of trust. He has been a resident of
Phelps since 1857, where he has won the respect and esteem of all.
"Surely, the end of the upright man is peace." Phelps Citizen
From Clifton Springs Press 11 July 1918
A telegram was received by Frank Sprague, of Palmyra street, Shortsville, Friday morning, announcing the death of his father, Hyatt Sprague, which
occurred at Punxautawney, Pa., where he was visiting friends. Mr. and
Mrs. Sprague left Manchester on July 3, for Punxautawney, where the
former intended to spend just a day or two and the latter to remain
several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Race. While motoring on
the Fourth their car was struck by a trolley, killing Mr. Sprague and
badly injuring Mr. Race.
From Ontario Republican Times 5 November 1862
East Bloomfield has lost recently, one of her most promising young
men. James R. Sprague of Co. H, 3rd NY Cavalry, was instantly
killed at Washington, North Carolina, October 7th. He was shot by
guerillas, lying in ambush, while posting his piquet. Mr.
in the ranks, although as well qualified for a command as any young man
in the community. The patriotism and self-forgetfulness, of one of his
superior abilities, education and high moral worth, are worthy of all
commendation. His Captain writes: "He was a soldier of the highest
one who faithfully performed all his duties; whose place in the
of the men it would be difficult to fill, as he was loved by all as a
He has fallen at his post of duty at the early age of 25 years.
Who can do more than give his young life to his country?
From Ontario Republican Times 24 June 1863
Died at Naples, June 19th, Dr. Lester Sprague, aged 44
years. For more than twenty years, the deceased had been a practicing
physician in the village of Naples. Devoted to his profession he early
took and always maintained a standing among the best physicians in the
county. He was a gentleman without blemish, a kind neighbor, an active
friend of education, an efficient worker in every public enterprise and
a consistent christian. Dr. Sprague had been the representative of the
town in the board of Supervisors, and
at his death was one of the trustees of the Naples Academy. By our
citizens he was universally respected and no man among us could have
fallen whose loss
would have been more keenly felt.
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1887
Naples, N. Y. - On Monday morning, at two o'clock, Mrs.
Martha Lyon Sprague died after lying unconscious for twenty-four
hours. Mrs. Sprague was but 68, and seemed to be in the very height of
her usefulness. She was a remarkable woman, and her history
is a prominent part of the history of moral and religious growth of
town. She was the youngest of the large family of Simeon and Hannah
and the last surviving member. In her girlhood and youth she was the
leader of the best society, noted for her beauty, her intelligence, and
her large loving heart. When she married, her home became the center of
attraction for those literally and socially inclined, and all along
years she has been distinguished for her hospitality and her energy in
every good work, especially in the interests of temperance, religion
education. She was outspoken, and sometimes used plain language, but it
was always prompted by a right motive. She was a liberal-minded and
Christian for thirty-four years and died in the triumph of her faith.
Presbyterian church loses its most devoted member, and the whole
community a friend and helper. But to the two devoted children the loss
comes with honest heaviness. The large house was crowded on the day of
her burial, and fitting words were spoken by her pastor.
From Phelps Citizen 19 November 1925
Frank Herbert Spray, a long-time resident of the town and village
of Phelps and veteran of the Civil War, died on Tuesday morning at the
Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where he was taken a week before for
treatment. He had been in failing health for some time, from hardening
of the arteries, and was nearly 83 years of age. Mr. Spray was born in
London, England, on December 15th, 1842, and came to Canada with his
parents in 1848, by sailing ship which was six weeks on the sea. The
family located near Toronto, and in 1854, the son came to Phelps and
lived with a family northwest of this village. In 1862 he enlisted in
the Union Army, 126th Regiment, Company H, and returned here at the
close of the war, residing near Oaks Corners. In October, 1872, he
married Miss Margaret Kavanaugh, who died in May 1908. Of late years he
had lived in the village on West Main street. Six children were born to
them, all of whom surviving their father's death as follows: William
Spray of Newark, N. J.; Mrs. Mary Crandall of Lyons; Mrs. Carrie Youngs
of Buffalo; James Spray of Auburn, Frank A. Spray and Fred J. Spray,
both of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Ida Danehy on Church street,
the Rev. W. A. Brown, officiating, and interment will be made in Rest
From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Spray, wife of Frank H. Spray of
this village, died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital,
Canandaigua. She had been in failing health for several months and was
removed to the hospital a week ago. Mrs. Spray was the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. James Kavanaugh and was born in Auburn 55 years ago.
She came to Phelps with her parents at an early age and had always made
her home in this village. Mrs. Spray was a most esteemed woman and had
a wide circle of friends. Her near survivors are her husband, Frank H.
Spray; four sons, William of Clifton Springs, James of Auburn, Frank
and Fred, who reside at home, and two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Crandall of
Palmyra and Mrs. James F. Young of Buffalo; also two sisters, Mrs.
Edward Benham and Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connor of Clifton Springs, and two
brothers, John Kavanaugh of Boston and James Kavanaugh of Clifton
From Ontario County Times 12 May 1886
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Benjamin Spring, an old
resident of East Bloomfield, was buried in the village cemetery by the
side of his wife on Thursday, the 6th instant.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1897
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. F. D. Spring, of this village, dropped
dead about noon yesterday. Her husband, a daughter, Maude
E. Spring, had just returned to the home on Coville street, from the
business part of the village, when the daughter, upon entering the
found Mrs. Spring lying upon the floor where she had just fallen. The
of Miss Spring brought Mr. Spring to his wife's side just as life was
departing. Mrs. Spring had been feeling exceptionally well, and her
death was most
unexpected. Miss Spring, her daughter, is a member of the class of '97
the Victor High school, whose graduation exercises were held in the
church this afternoon. Mrs. Spring was seen out in the yard but a few
before death. The family has always resided in Victor.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 March 1926
George M. Spring died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George
French, Victor NY, Saturday, March 20, 1926, aged 90 years. He is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. George French of Victor, and Mrs. A. D. Smith of
Pittsford, three sons, Charles H., Harley A. & Fred E. Spring, of Rochester;
also nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 3 November 1899
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. S. M. Spring, who has been ill at
the home of her son, R. B. Wiggins, the past nine weeks, died at her
own home Sunday evening at 9:15 o'clock. She was 80 years of age. She
moved to her home on the Monday previous to her death. Mrs. Spring was
well known and loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in
the neighborhood as well as in the family. A few hours before her
she called her granddaughter, Louis Wiggins, who was her favorite, and
who cared for her grandmother until her death, to her bedside and
with her, which were the last words she said. She leaves three sons,
Wiggins of Avon, Curtis Wiggins and R. B. Wiggins of this place.
services were held Tuesday at one o'clock at the house. Rev. E. L.
of Leroy, officiated. Burial at West Bloomfield cemetery. Much sympathy
is expressed by all to the bereaved relatives.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1929
The funeral of Harmon F. Springer, who died at the Geneva
General Hospital Monday, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Border
City, with Rev. F. T. Drewett of the First Baptist church at Geneva
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1924
Mrs. Mae Elvina Springer, wife of Harmon F. Springer of East North
street died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home. Besides
her husband, she leaves two sons, Lester Springer of Border City, and
Leo Springer of Waterloo; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Border
City; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Cornell of Elmira, Mrs. Jennie Yentzer
of Cartersport, Pa., and Mrs. William Knapp of Port Allegheny, Pa.; two
brothers, Leonard Coon and Bradley Coon of Port Allegheny; also eight
grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home Monday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's Church
officiating. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1882
Naples, N. Y. -
We have just learned of the death of Mrs.
Carrie Springstead, wife of William Springstead of this town, and
daughter of Frank Seamans, Esq. She was a most estimable woman.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1934
Mrs. Grace J. Springstead, wife of Alonzo W. Springstead, died last
night at her home, 24 North Main street, after a long illness. Besides
her husband, she leaves three daughters, the Misses Jessie, Clara and
May Springstead, and two sons, George and Lewis Springstead, all of
Geneva; also two grandsons, Scott and Ralph Springstead. Private
funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her
late residence with the Rev. H. H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Church
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909
Naples, N. Y. -
The death of James A. Springstead occurred
had attained the age of 78 years, all of which had been
spent in Naples, and nearly all on the farm where he died. He was a
good man, honored and beloved. For 30 years he had been an active
worker in the Methodist church and a trusted official therein. He never
spoke ill of any one and his word was never broken. He is survived by
his wife, who was Miss Phebe A. Crippen; one son, Charles; a daughter,
Miss Emma; one grandson, George; a sister, Mrs. Sidney Coons, and two
nephews and a niece, children of his deceased brother, William, all of
this vicinity. The burial was on Sunday in Rose Ridge, after impressive
funeral services conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church, Rev.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. James Springstead, whose husband died on
April 22, has now followed him. She died quite suddenly June 14 at the
age of 73. They were united in wedded life 52 years, and were not long
divided in death. She had lived from childhood in that neighborhood,
where, during all of her married life, she lived on the same farm. It
was a fine, hospitable country home with now only the daughter, Miss
Emma, to occupy it. Mrs. Springstead was Miss Phoebe A. Crippen, a
family once prominent, but now nearly gone. One son, Charles, lives
near the parental home. She was a member of the Methodist church.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1911
Mrs. Russel G. Springstead died last night at about 11:50 o'clock
at the family residence. No. 48 Main street, after an illness of some
time. The deceased was born in West Troy, N. Y., and came to this city
early in life. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church.
Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Carrie E., of this city;
two sons, Edward R. of Elmira and Charles A. of New York. The funeral
will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. D.
H. Craver will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1883
In this village on Wednesday evening, Sept. 5th, Mrs. Susannah, wife
W. Springstead, aged 62 years. Her death was very
sudden, although conscious herself and
it was known to her family that for two or three years past she was
afflicted with heart disease. Her husband, four sons and one
daughter survive and
mourn the loss of a beloved wife and mother. Her funeral will
take place tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the house
on North st.
From Victor Herald 2 November 1906
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - At her home in Bristol, October 20th,
occurred the death of Carrie Bacon, wife of Elon Springstein,
aged 57 years. Mrs. Springstein was the daughter of the late
Phillip and Mary Mace Bacon of this town, and the greater part of her
life was passed here. She leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters.
The sons are Willie and Harvey who are in the Klondike district; the
daughters, Mrs. Bertha Birx and Mrs. Jessie Becker of Bristol. A son,
Fred, died several years ago. She leaves on sister, Mrs. Eliza Sennett,
and six brothers, Phillip and George of Rochester; Edward, Fred, John
and Willie of Richmond. Mrs. Springstein had been ill a long time, the
disease being cancer.
From Geneva Gazette 2 January 1811
Derick Spurr, of Farmington, was found dead in his bed, on
morning of the 18th ult. He complained a few days previous to his
of being indisposed, which, however excited no apprehensions in his
of his speedy dissolution. He died apparently without a struggle.
From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1900
Henry S. Squier died at his home on Bristol street on Saturday,
Feb. 3, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Squier was born in this town
68 years ago and had always lived here, having followed the occupation
of a painter. He was well-known about town, and always had a kind word
for everyone and in turn had the respect and esteem of the community.
On September 3, he enlisted in Company G, 148th Regiment, N. Y.
Volunteers, and served until June 22, 1865, when he was honorably
discharged. He was in the battles of Swift Creek, Bermuda Hundred,
Drewry's Bluff, Rice's Station, Burke's Station, Cold Harbor,
Petersburg, Chaffin's Farm and Appomattox. He was a member of Albert M.
Murray Post, G. A. R., the Knights of the Maccabees, the Knights of
Pythias and the Erina Hose company. Of this last organization, he was
its oldest member. Mr. Squier is survived by his wife and six children:
Edward Squier of Rochester; Mrs. Louis Knodell of Buffalo, Mrs. Jerome
Hoffman, George Squier, Harry Squier and Miss Carrie Squier of this
place; two grandsons, Edward and Fay Squier and one niece, Miss May
Palmer, who resided with him. An aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Squier, and
one sister, Mrs. Amelia Fay. of Montrose, Mich., also survive. The
funeral was held from the home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock,
Rev. J. Wallace Webb officiating. The members of the organizations of
which he was a member attended in a body. The services at the grave
were under the direction of the G. A. R.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1915
The death of Mrs. Jane Palmer Squier, widow of Henry S.
Squier, at her home in Main street south, occurred on Saturday,
following an illness of a few weeks. She was born in Canandaigua on
June 18, 1841, and always resided in this vicinity. On June 6, 1860,
she was married to Henry S. Squier, whose death occurred 15 years ago.
Mrs. Squier was well-known in the community. From every side have come
expressions of personal loss and acknowledgments of kindnesses shown in
times of need. Her frequent acts of charity unostentatiously performed,
her kindness of heart to relatives and friends were conspicuous and
abiding characteristics of her nature. The funeral services were held
at the home on Tuesday. Rev. George E. Finlay officiated. The Woman's
Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Maccabees, of which she was a
member, attended in a body. Mrs. Squier was a charter member of the
Relief Corps and since its organization, 19 years ago, had been one of
its most earnest and efficient workers. There survive to mourn her loss
three daughters, Mrs. Jerome Hoffman of Canandaigua; Mrs. L. G. Knodel
and Mrs. F. L. Heitzman of Buffalo; and two sons, George Squier of
Elmira, and Harry Squier of Buffalo; a niece, Mrs. George A. Supplee;
four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in West
From Geneva Gazette 30 August 1878
Death has removed
another of our worthy and steadfast patrons. Mr. Mark A.
Squier, a well-known farmer of Seneca, died at his residence on
the 21st inst., aged 70 years, ten months
and fifteen days. He suffered from severe illness last year, from
which he partially recovered, only to be more severely
attacked again last spring, and which terminated fatally despite
the best of medical care and affectionate nursing.
Mr. Squier was born in Seneca Falls, Oct. 6, 1807, and resided in that
and the adjoining town of Tyre until 1855. In earlier manhood, he
learned the trade and for several years carried on business as a tanner
and currier. At a later period he turned his attention to
farming, which he found more congenial, healthful, and profitable.
In 1855 he moved to this town (then Seneca)
and purchased a fine farm opposite the late Geo. Fordon's, where
he continued farming until relieved by final and fatal illness.
Mr. Squier was scrupulously punctual and exact in all his dealings,
securing the unbounded respect of all with whom he held business
relations. He united with the Presbyterian Church at an early
age, transferred his membership to the First Church in Geneva on
settling among us, and ever afterward was faithful in attendance upon
its services, and to all appearance a sincere and devout worshipper.
Solemn funeral services were held at the residence of deceased,
Rev. Dr. Nelson officiating, when the remains were conveyed to Seneca
Falls for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 4 June 1852
Died in Seneca, on the 9th inst., Seba Squier, aged 88
years. Mr. S. was a soldier of the Revolution, who perilled life,
fortune and honor in gaining the independence of our beloved country.
Mr. S. was an early pioneer to the Genesee country; and it is but
a few weeks since we heard recounted with his own lips many stirring
incidents connected with his advent into the then wilderness of Western
New York. He has lived on the place where he died over sixty
years. He was also one of the first officers of this town.
He has reared a large family, who, following his example, have
become honored and respected citizens.
From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1917
The funeral services of Seba Squiers, aged 76 years, whose
death occurred at his home on Main street south on Tuesday, will be
held at the Wesleyan Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev.
S. D. Wilcox and Rev. John Woodhouse will officiate. He leaves his
widow and two sons, Alfred Squires, of Ovid, Mich., and William Squiers
of Canandaigua. Interment will be at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1915
Mrs. Clara B. Squire, 50 years of age, wife of Wallace C. Squire,
died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home on the Flint Road, four
miles west of the city. Besides her husband, she is survived by a
daughter, Miss Christine E. Squire, and one sister, Mrs. G. A. C.
Watson, both of the Town of Seneca. The funeral will be held from her
late home on Monday with Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North
Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Seneca
Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
From Ontario County Journal 8 November 1895
One of the oldest residents of Canandaigua, Mrs. Rexenia
Squire, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Hunn, about
six miles west of the village, last Wednesday. She was 95 years, 2
From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1918
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of Carlton J. Squires occurred at
his home south of this village on Wednesday morning, following a brief
illness of pneumonia. He was 76 years of age and had always lived on
the old farm. Mr. Squires was a member of the Seneca Presbyterian
church, an active Granger, a successful farmer and a man much respected
in the community. There is left to mourn his loss, a widow and and one
son, Wallace, who resides on the turnpike near Geneva.
From Geneva Courier 11 June 1862
Suicide - On Friday afternoon last, the wife of Howard Squires
of this village, committed suicide by taking poison. The
circumstances of the case as we learn them are as follows: On Thursday
she had some trouble with her husband who inflicted some injuries upon
her person, the marks of which were visible after her death. She had
him arrested but on promising to do better, the constable released him,
when he went back and renewed the quarrel. On Friday morning, Mrs.
Squires had him put under bonds to keep the peace. Friday afternoon,
she went to the Drug Store of A. D. Platt and purchased arsenic, for
the purpose as she said of killing rats. She went directly home and
took a large dose of it. She then called upon one of her
neighbors and told what she done when medical aid was procured,
but it was too late to save her. She died at eleven o'clock. It
is said that her husband was informed of the occurrence, but the
heartless and depraved wretch manifested no feeling, and never went
her. A coroner's inquest was held, and a verdict rendered of Suicide
induced by abuse from her husband.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1920
Hall, March 26 - The funeral of James Russel Squires,
who died Sunday at his home on the Hall-Geneva road, was held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, Rev. Dr. A. B. Temple
officiating, with burial at No. Nine Cemetery beside his wife who died
some time ago. He is survived by one son, Robert Squires, who resided at the family home.
From Ontario County Times 17 February 1892
Halls Corners, N. Y. - Died in Seneca, February 9th, Jesse Squires, born
March 15, 1863. His father, Adeu Squires, came from Connecticut,
previous to 1800, and settled on lot 78. Mr. Squires had lived
continuously on the place, during late years in the family of his
youngest son. He leaves four sons: William, Fletcher, Carlton and
Eujene; and one daughter in the west, all of whom are married.
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